Yiluan received E.C. Pielou Award from ESA

Yiluan received the E.C. Pielou Award from the Ecological Society of America (ESA) with her oral presentation "Novel data-driven method to model the nonlinear dynamics of leafing phenology" at the 2021 ESA Annual Meeting. The E.C. Pielou Award is given to graduate student(s) for their scientific contribution to statistical ecology. https://www.esa.org/stats/awards/e-c-pielou-award/   Congratulations, Yiluan!

By |September 6th, 2021|News|

Kai and colleagues awarded CITRIS Campus Seed Fund

Kai, together with Katia Obraczka (Computer Science and Engineering) and Ricardo Sanfelice (Electrical and Computer Engineering), received a $40,000 campus seed fund from the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS). The project focuses on wildfire risk assessment by developing a decision support tool with a drone-assisted IoT (Internet of Things) monitoring network.

By |August 18th, 2021|News|

Kai receives NSF CAREER Award

Quantitative ecologist Kai Zhu wins NSF funding for climate change research and education UC Santa Cruz News July 02, 2021 By Allison Arteaga Soergel SHARE THIS STORY:TwitterFacebookLinkedInReddit Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Kai Zhu specializes in research that combines traditional ecology methods with cutting-edge data science tools. Changes in plant phenology—like earlier emergence of flowers and leaves in the spring—are a more easily observable impact of rising global average temperatures. Photo: Carolyn Lagattuta  Associate Professor of [...]

By |July 2nd, 2021|News|

Yiluan wins Hammett Fellowship

Yiluan Song is awarded the Hammett Fellowship established by Benjamin and Ruth Hammett in the Department of Environmental Studies, UC Santa Cruz. The Hammett Fellowship funds interdisciplinary research on climate change or climate change and water issues. Yiluan will use this fellowship to improve the ecological forecasting of leafing and flowering phenology during climate change to inform public health.

By |June 4th, 2021|News|

New paper: Climate change sends tropical species racing to higher elevations, while temperate counterparts lag behind

From UC Santa Cruz News Climate change sends tropical species racing to higher elevations, while temperate counterparts lag behind Responses to rising temperatures vary by latitude, but researchers fear there may be no clear winners among these strategies May 17, 2021 By Allison Arteaga Soergel   Mount Karimui, in Papua New Guinea, is one example of a mountainous tropical environment where species are rapidly moving to higher altitudes in an attempt to escape warming temperatures. [...]

By |May 17th, 2021|News|
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